Paying It Forward...a Really Good Day!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

This has been a really good day starting with a challenging workout at the gym followed by a settlement with one of my favorite all time buyers and sellers. I say buyers and sellers because we sold and settled on their home last week and they bought and settled on another today. It was a smooth settlement, everyone was happy and smiling...even the sellers who are right in the middle of their move.

Jeff Margolies , attorney with Supreme Title, got an email from the lender saying it was the first time there was not one change on the HUD 1.  In other words it was done right the first time.  That's exactly what we expect when everyone on the team is a professional and we have buyers and sellers who are nice and sensitive to other's feelings.

During settlement there were numerous calls and I do answer my phone   which is always on vibrate. I stepped out to take a call from one special lady by the name of  Joeann Fossland.  Yes the settlement was important but if you understand WIN...that was an important call to take. My friend will be in Baltimore to teach the PMN course   and for sure we will get together again!


After the closing, I stopped to pick up some Godiva Chocolates for a gift...and went by the bank to make a deposit. It was a drive through with the pneumatic tube coming down to the car window. I put my deposit slip inside and at the last second took it back and added a piece of wrapped chocolate.

                                                               Godiva Candy HomeRome 410-530-2400

As I was driving away the teller was jumping up and down waving her arms and hands and mouthing '' Thank You, Thank You''. My was just one piece of chocolate. Now I wish I had put more in. What a nice pay it forward...and so easy to do!


When I checked my mail there was not one but two separate hand written thank you notes. You know by now that is the best paycheck for me.

One more good initials and we have  a ratified contract on 406 N Port St. 21224.   This listing was a referral through ActiveRain by Lenn Harley. Thank you Lenn!

Paying it Forward...a Really Good Day!




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Margaret Rome
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Comments (12)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Margaret....that's a "great day"..... it's the law of attraction....great goes to great.....and you DID have a great day.

Oct 08, 2011 12:00 AM
Jeremy Joslin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales

It sounds like a really good day.  A closing and happy people are a great combination.

Oct 08, 2011 12:01 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Margaret - I love this!  It is proof that the small things do make a difference!  What a great idea - and, like the bank teller, I would have jumped with joy at a surprise Godiva treat!   

Oct 08, 2011 12:19 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Margaret, that was a really good day.  Kudos to Lenn for the referral, but even better a day with chocolate!  It's all good.  Congratulations on such a great day!

Oct 08, 2011 12:39 AM
Charlie Dresen
The Group, Inc - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro

You deserved a great day and I'll bet that bank teller kept paying it forward in her own interactions for the rest of the day. Everyone likes to feel appreciated and if we all just took a little extra time each day to make someone feel special, we'd be amazed at the ways in which it's returned back to us.

Oct 08, 2011 12:41 AM
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

A great day for you and isn't it amazing how those "little" things we do turn out to be the best.   It's like smelling the roses only you are doing it with humans.   Way to go.

Oct 08, 2011 12:56 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Thank you notes and chocolate...could it get better than Lee topped it off with a yellow rose...

Oct 08, 2011 01:30 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


This worked out very well for everyone.

It's interesting that those deals handled competently by professionals go through without a hitch, because any issues were resolved at the outset.


Oct 08, 2011 05:37 AM
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Happy Happy Joy Joy!  I just had to see what post you wrote at 6 in the morning.......and it was a good one.

Made me smile! :D

Oct 08, 2011 02:38 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Barbara, Thanks for being the first to stop by. There is a lot of great going around!

Jeremy, It was a very good day.

Barbara, Last night I took the gift of Godiva...suggested that the hostess put them out for the way! She was saving them for herself. I loved it!

Mike, Thanks so much.

Charlie, It is those small things we do when we don't have to...that make a difference.

Bud and Beth, You are so right

Sally, He actually brought some mums...but I did not take pictures...I'm bad.

Brian, The more experience..the smoother.

Chris, I really wrote and fell asleep until 6 AM.

Oct 08, 2011 08:32 PM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

You sure know how to make someone's day (take it from one who knows!)  - you have such a generous heart!  Congrats on your successful settlement!

Oct 09, 2011 03:51 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Karen, And you know how to inspire others (take if from one who knows)! Always good to see you!

Oct 09, 2011 11:27 PM